Dr Huan Yang

PhD in Economics

Lecturer in Economics

Oxford Brookes Business School


Dr Huan Yang is a lecturer in Economics. Huan has a PhD in Economics from Lancaster University and a MSc degree in international Trade and Finance from University of Glasgow. Her research focus on SME finance, international trade, global value chain, foreign direct investment and cross-boarder merger and acquisition.  

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

  • ACFI7027 Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • ECON6011 Advanced Financial Management
  • ECON4002 Microeconomics
  • ECON6010 Cont Issues in Finance
  • ECON5001 International Finance
I am teaching some economics and finance modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. 


I am interested to take student who are in the same research areas as listed above. 


My research interests are in the area of international trade, SME Finance, Labour economics, Global value chain and FDI. I am currently working on four different research projects. The first research project focuses on the effect of internationalization at firm, sector and national level. The second research project aim to investigate SME’s access to Finance and how their ability to access finance affects their performance and their contribution to productivity and growth. We believe that a full understanding of the issues that SME face accessing investment capital and increasing their productivity will provide some insights for the policy maker and businesses themselves to address these problems. The third research project is about welfare and human capital in the different pension scheme. My last research project focus on women entrepreneurship.

Research impact

My research contributes to the existing literature by providing new theoretical model and empirical evidence. The result from my research also provide insight for firms and organizations in facing globalization and for policy maker with regard to the trade policies.


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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy


  • Royal Economic Society 2024 Annual Conference, 25-27 March 2024, Queens University Belfast
  • 5th International ZEW Conference on the Dynamics of Entrepreneurship (CoDE), 12-13 October 2023
  • Scottish Economic Society 2021 Annual Conference, 26-28 April 2021
  • The Third International Workshop "Market Studies and Spatial Economics", Centre for Market Studies and Spatial Economics (HSE, Russia), 14-16 April 2021
  • Royal Economic Society 2021 Annual Conference, 12-14 April 2021
  • 90th Annual Meeting of the Southern Economic Association (US), 21-23 November 2020
  • NWSSDTP Annual Economics Conference, University of Manchester, 10-11 September 2020
  • ETSG 2019 Bern: 21st Annual Conference, Bern, Switzerland, 12-14 September 2019
  • The 33rd Annual Irish Economics Association Conference, Cork, Ireland, 09-10 May 2019

46 Academy of International Business UK & Ireland Chapter Conference, University of Sussex, Brighton, 25-27 April 2019

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